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Florida Kangaroo Foreclosure Courts: More Evidence of Favoritism Towards Banks

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Lisa Epstein of Foreclosure Hamlet sent an eye-opening letter from Christopher Meister, who ran for the sheriff of Lee County, Florida as an independent and lost. As much as I’ve read plenty of reports of dubious judicial behavior in Florida, I still find myself appalled when new stories crop up.

The Meister letter provides specific examples of judicial misconduct. One involves a judge conferring openly with a bank lawyer on cases in which the lawyer had no involvement.

I urge you read this letter in its entirety.

Christian Meister Letter on Judicial Improprieties

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  1. AR

    I can personally attest to the criminal collusion in Lee County, FL. I was a victim of it. Very complicated case. Judge misruled in favor of the government that usurped my 4th & 5th amendment rights and unilaterally awarded my easement to the neighboring property owner for his private driveway, without notice. I had to see the construction to find out. They went into the files and replaced surveys with fabrications.

    States Attorney refused to prosecute. Laughed. But the sheriff’s department had done a good investigation and recommended indictment. So we filed a civil suit and were knee-capped by the judge. I won’t go into details, but the judge was later profiled in the WSJ, introducing us to the term ‘rocket docket.’ (Before the special allocation of funds to create the separate rocket docket court.)

  2. DownSouth

    We must go forward cautiously and consolidate each acquired position, because already the inferior social stratum of society is giving unceasing signs of agitation.

    [….]

    Now, at the present time, using violence would be premature. We are not yet ready to confront such an assault. Money must first of all seek maximum protection in schemes and in legislation.

    Let us make use of the courts. Let us go forward as fast as possible at perceiving debts, at foreclosing (depriving of recourse to justice when a certain time limit has been transgressed) on debentures and mortgages.

    When, through the law’s intervention, the common people shall have lost their homes, they will be more easy to control and more easy to govern, and they shall not be able to resist the strong hand of the Government acting in accordance with the orders of the central power of imperial wealth, under the control of the leaders of finance.

    Our top leaders are perfectly aware of the truth. They are presently working at establishing an imperialism of the capital to rule the world.

    United States Bankers Magazine, 1892 as quoted in the Michael Journal, Jan.-Feb., 2003

    1. Francois T

      Down South,

      You always manage to surprise me with those erudite sources.

      Reading this Journal, I couldn’t help thinking: Haven’t we fucking learned NOTHING??

      I guess not.

  3. Lawrence Oshanek

    “When, through the law’s intervention, the common people shall have lost their homes, they will be more easy to control and more easy to govern, and they shall not be able to resist the strong hand of the Government acting in accordance with the orders of the central power of imperial wealth, under the control of the leaders of finance.”

    Our top leaders are perfectly aware of the truth. They are presently working at establishing an imperialism of the capital to rule the world.
    _____________________________________________________

    It does not matter what your “rulers” want. They are not yet powerful enough through the whole of the rest of the world.

    It starts, see: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-11/24/content_11599087.htm

    Is the US now going to go to war against both Russia and China like they did when Irag stopped using the US dollar?

    US corruption and power is turning inward against it’s own people and there is little you can do about it.

  4. Livin Ittmann

    I was witness to something similar, -but in this case, the judge suddenly decided it was time to retire when a mysterious video of him having an out-of-courtroom intimate chat with a prostitute seemed ready to ‘somehow’ surface. I’m not sure what connection the prostitute had with the entire process, -but it seems that they frequent courthouses in that area quite often for reasons other than making pleas. Perhaps you can use one as a consultant if you have a similar case. Just be sure to have the meeting captured on video (court reporter not required).

  5. AR

    Mark Stopa posted a lot more detail about how the Lee County courts are biased toward the banks at his blog yesterday.

    Lee County – It’s Time to Change your Foreclosure Procedures

    Here are the facts. In foreclosure lawsuits in Ft. Myers, judges (typically Judge Carlin) routinely enter an Order setting a docket sounding, right after the case is filed. These Orders are entered sua sponte (meaning on the court’s own initiative, without having been requested by either party), and they specifically provide that summary judgment will be entered at that hearing, failing which the case “will” be set for trial. These Orders also impose a discovery cut-off, usually the day of that hearing, meaning the parties cannot take discovery thereafter. Essentially, the judges have taken it upon themselves to litigate an entire foreclosure lawsuit in the span of a few months.

    Lots more at the link.
    http://www.stayinmyhome.com/blog/?p=887

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